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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARIES: William “Bill” Gulledge

  • William “Bill” Gulledge, 100, of 311 West Walnut Street, Carrier Mills, died 9:32 p.m. Friday Feb. 15, 2013, at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home surrounded by his family.
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  • William “Bill” Gulledge, 100, of 311 West Walnut Street, Carrier Mills, died 9:32 p.m. Friday Feb. 15, 2013, at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home surrounded by his family.
    Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 23, 2013, at Carrier Mills United Methodist Church in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Felty Funeral Home.
    Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with military rites by the Carrier Mills and Harrisburg American Legions and the National Guard Burial Ritual Teams. The Rev. Stan Irvin and the Rev. Joey Dunning will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Carrier Mills-Stonefort High School Athletic Department or the Carrier Mills United Methodist Church Youth or Children’s Ministries. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    Bill was born on Dec. 9, 1912, in Ledford to the late William and Cyntha (Gaddis) Gulledge.
    He married the former Wilma Matthews on Dec. 12, 1936, in Harrisburg. She preceded in death on March 25, 2006.
    He worked at General Motors as a Journeyman Machine Repairman until his retirement in 1976. He then came back home and started driving a school bus for Carrier Mills High School until 1988.
    Bill was a US Army Veteran of World War II; he was the oldest member of the Carrier Mills United Methodist Church joining in 1936. He was also a former member of the Carrier Mills-Stonefort School Board and former member of the Carrier Mills Village Board. He was a member of the United Auto Workers.
    Bill’s greatest loves were his family and children as well as playing the harmonica, whether it be at church or during the annual Carrier Mills-Stonefort Grade School Veterans program. Bill was also one of the most avid St. Louis Cardinals and Carrier Mills-Stonefort Wildcats Fan.
    He is survived by a son, Terry (Cheryl) Gulledge of Jacksonville, Fla.; son-in-law, Bob Kieper of Carrier Mills; grandchildren, Lori Fox, Bowling Green, Ky., Lynn (Greg) Baber, Monmouth, Lisa (Brent) Potts of St. Peters, Mo., Terre (Robert) Dawkins of Marion, Robbie (Mike) Furlong of Harrisburg, Kellie (Randy) Huckleberry of Carrier Mills and Michelle (Kevin) Freddenburg of Jacksonville, Fla.; 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma Gulledge; daughter, Jo Kathryn Kieper; and several brothers and sisters.
    To send a personal condolence you may view the obituary page at the website www.feltyfuneralhome.com.

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